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Sincerely, Aggie: Don’t Judge a College by Its Cost

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor

May 29, 2014

Filed under Opinion

If someone told my 12-year-old self that I would be at a community college rather than at Oxford University penning the next greatest book series since Harry Potter, I would have most likely responded with a catty “that is never... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: It’s the Same Old Story, Monica

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor

May 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As a child of the ’90s, I cannot even begin to remember when I first learned of the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal. As unfortunate as this is, it would be like trying to remember when I first learned to walk or talk. That’s... Read more »

Fukushima Reactor: An Unnatural Disaster

Alin Boughousi, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster may be the worst of its kind. It has left a path of devastation in its wake and the radiation may have already reached our shores. This is not the first time a reactor has leaked... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Bill Protects Student Data

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor

May 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Being a fairly private person with journalistic career aspirations, I generally keep personal or opinionated posts on social media sites to a minimum. My accounts are primarily used to network, share news stories, and spam my... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Kessab Armenians Under Attack

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As a child, I always dreaded the month of April, for it symbolized fear and the death of my ancestors and fellow Armenians. As March came to a close, my stomach suffered deep pangs of anxiety while my nights were haunted by thoughts... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Pigeonholing Journalists

Agnessa Kasumyan, News Editor

March 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Back in high school, when I was even more of a cub reporter than I am now, I could not understand why more people did not want to be journalists. For me, there was nothing quite like getting to hear people from all walks of life... Read more »

e-Books Here to Stay

Kristine Dizon, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Cheap, paperless and light or an actual hard-bound book is a question that can lead to discussion among college students. “Students are not aware that e-books are available on our library website,” GCC librarian Karen Knotts... Read more »

GCC Recognizes Womens History Month

Julia Orr, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

My first assignment writing on Women’s History Month for El Vaquero Newspaper could not have been more perfect, or so I thought. I figured I would flip open my laptop, type in those weighty words, “Women’s History Month,”... Read more »

Ask Aggie: Feminism and the Modern Woman

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

When my male friend casually dismissed feminism as an ideal only “ugly” and insecure girls buy into, I was disturbed at the ignorance of the statement yet not entirely surprised. What I found particularly disheartening,... Read more »

Attention Slobs: Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here

Sal Polcino, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Okay I admit it. I’m still a smoker. One of the last hold-outs, but the campus ban on smoking hasn’t affected me much. Walking out to the sidewalk to feed my disgusting habit doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I never felt... Read more »